Our mission is to help develop healthy communities by creating an engaging product that can be utilized to help promote physical activity in a fun and interactive way. We are aware of the importance that social connections, physical activity, healthy competition, and fresh air can have over our well-being—which is why we invented XDISC! We are committed to supporting small and local businesses. We want to make an impact and improve the quality of people’s lives by taking something fun and familiar like the flying disc, and evolving it in a way that makes it more accessible, more versatile, and more entertaining than any other disc on the market.
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XDISC is the one and only direct descendent of the PYRA-DISC (later referred to as
STARDISC) which was a popular gaming disc for kids in the Rocky Mountain Region
during the 1970's and early 80's. The US Utility Patent for those trademarked names
introduced center-pivot flying discs to the world in 1978— consequently, the marketing
company representing them fell into hard times in 1982, with PYRA-DISC/STARDISC
being one of their casualties. Like a Phoenix rising from its ashes, XDISC was re-
designed from the ground up and made huge strides in product development. Now, the
original patent holder of the PYRA-DISC/STARDISC has brought the design back,
updating its performance and obtaining new patents and trademarks. We began
marketing XDISC in 2012 through a new company, Ai Productions, Inc. and the
company’s name was changed to Xaipros, Inc. in 2015.
The XDISC spins faster, flies higher and longer with more stability than its ancestor ever could— not to mention it now gives users the ability to perform countless tricks, spins, and free style moves. This was accomplished by designing and incorporating a concave flight-plate and a center pyramid that stabilizes the disc, making it more aerodynamic and easier to throw and perform tricks with. We think XDISC is one of the most fascinating new gaming objects created in a long, long time, and in fact, we found we just couldn’t put it down! The XDISC design integrates beaucoup aerodynamic principles that make it a truly unique flying disc due to its stability, accuracy, and the sloping wing design which provides natural hand positioning—making it super easy to throw and perform your own freestyle moves.
With that being said, it has been awesome to hear from so many adults who loved PYRA-DISC/STARDISC as children, and Xaipros Inc. is proud to continue the tradition and improve upon the PYRA- DISC/STARDISC legacy with XDISC.
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PYRA-DISC received special attention the year it was introduced to the market and audiences around the US. The PYRA-DISC
was inducted with a Honorable Mention at the 2nd Annual Arango International Design Competition, in the
Educational Toys category.
Exhibition Dates and Info about the Second ARANGO DESIGN COMPETITION:
1979 (March 8 – April 15) Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1979 ( June 15 – September 9 ) Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Second ARANGO DESIGN FOUNDATION design competition “reflected the international concern for child education and development in keeping with the U.N. designated 1979 as “Year of the Child”.
Arango Design Foundation
Xaipros, Inc., is proud to continue the tradition and improve upon the PYRA-DISC legacy with XDISC .
Meet the XDISC Team.
Scott Thompson is the founder and CEO of Xaipros, Inc. Scott was the inventor of the original models of the design, PYRADISC and STARDISC. XDISC is the latest realization of his original vision.
Bob brings his extensive business development, international business and operations experience to the XDISC team. He leads all operations and logisitcs operations.
Andrew is an experienced and accomplished multi-media designer. He is the XDISC creative lead and handles everything from marketing and design to video production.
Brett's experience in developement has helped take XDISC to new heights. Brett is an expert full-stack software developer and creates apps, websites and other software solutions.
These team members are spreading the word about XDISC all over the world.
Gary Williams leads our outreach and communications operations. He is based in the UK and leads all of XDISC's European operations.
Robert “Frisbee Rob” McLeod ( Frisbeerob.com) is a motivational speaker and disc ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He holds 6 Guinness World Records, 12 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record. He is on the WFDF Overall Committee, and the creator of the Unplugg’d Challenge.
Toby Kunzel is a coach for the Gorilla Project based in Munich, Germany. Toby visits schools and other venues teaching freestyle sports, as well as environmental and nutritional awareness. Toby says, “Freestyle disc is the ideal universal sport to convey outdoors fun, creativity, team spirit and self discipline".
Yarden Borkow is XDISC's Israeli team ambassador and educator for all disc sports. He established Israel’s only flying disc sports school, freshultimate.com and holds 8 Israeli championships titles. Yarden has lead the Israeli National Disc Team to it's only International title and is a key member of Ultimate Peace since it's inauguration in 2009.
Ilke Simon, a freestyle frisbee player since 2006 and winner of three German, two European, and one World Championship titles, says, “I love freestyle frisbee because it doesn’t matter who you are. It’s just about each person being creative and developing their own style, having fun together, and sharing.”
Frisbee Fever Rovereto is a Flying Disc Freestyle Team from Italy that participate in workshops and shows in schools, summer camps, sport events and international competitions. “Freestyle Frisbee is a beautiful discipline to express yourself and XDISC is an amazing way to approach this sport. Represented by Andrea Festi, Mattia Colombari, and Edoardo Turri.
Laszlo Hamar is from Budapest, Hungary. He is a primary school teacher and coach who works closely with kids and in particular, special needs children. He also operates a sports club that specializes in handball and flying discs sports where he trains and coaches all skill levels. Laszlo says: “As a teacher, I think XDISC is an excellent exercise tool to enhance balance, focus, fun, and control.”
RickRick is a passionate disc sports coach, based in the UK and the founder of Frisbee School, Disc Golf School & Disc Golf Holiday. He was also acting assistant Tournament Director at the World Flying Disc Federation World Overall Flying Disc Championships, 2017. Rick says, “XDISC is a perfect product. I like sharing XDISC because of its inclusiveness, offering fun for players at all skill levels. Any player will be hooked in an instant!”.